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IHG Points and Cash 25% discount, book by Aug 26, stay by 12/31

IHG Rewards Club members have an opportunity for three different Stay in the Moment promotional rates for paid stays and Points and Cash stays.

  1. Save 25% on the price of points for Points & Cash reward nights. Book by Aug 26. Stay by Dec 31.
  2. Save 25% off advance purchase, nonrefundable rates. Book by Sep 24. Stay by March 31.
  3. Earn 25% more bonus points on IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Package rates. Book by Sep 24. Stay by March 31.

This article focuses on the most time limited offer for Points and Cash stays booked by Monday Aug 26.

IHG Points-Cash 25% discount

The primary interest I see for this offer is for IHG Rewards Club members who have a Points & Cash stay as part of their Fall 2019 Accelerate tasks. My offer has a 4,500 bonus points offer for a Points & Cash stay.

The main takeaway I have after analyzing Points & Cash reward night rates at several hotels around the world confirms my previous alerts that the price of points for Points & Cash stays increased significantly during the past six months. This 25% discount basically puts points closer to $5.00 to $6.00 per 1,000 points price range they were before the rate increases of 2019.

Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Dec 28-31, 2019

$139 standard room rate or

15,000 points per night or

5,000 points + $56.25 per night. (Buy 10,000 points at $5.625 per 1,000 points on Dec 28. Other two dates are $3 and $6 higher price).

With regular periodic sales for IHG points at $5.00 per 1,000 points there is little reason to buy Points & Cash reward nights unless you are short of points or you have a promotion offer.

My IHG Accelerate Fall 2019 tasks

This 25% discount offer on Points & Cash reward nights interests me is my Accelerate 2019 task offers 4,500 bonus points if I book a Points & Cash stay.

Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre is the same hotel I used in July 2019 to complete my summer IHG Rewards Club Accelerate task for a Points & Cash stay. The main difference that made paying $33.00 for 5,000 points in July at this hotel was my Accelerate offer included a completion bonus. I booked one night as Points & Cash and two nights at standard reward rates for 15,000 points per night.

Since completing the Points & Cash task this summer helped earn an additional Accelerate tasks completion bonus, I ended up with more than 10,000 bonus points paying for a Points & Cash night. My fall 2019 Accelerate offer does not have a completion bonus component, so there is  little incentive to buy 5,000 points to earn 4,500 bonus points back.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Thanks for the information, you have been a huge help and keep sharing discounts or cashbacks like this for travel because I travel a lot.

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